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WRAPUP 2-Southwest Airlines mechanics dispute ends just as American's heats up

Southwest Airlines Co's mechanics union said on Tuesday its members had overwhelmingly voted to ratify a tentative contract agreement with the airline, ending seven years of labor negotiations fraught with legal disputes and flight disruptions. The agreement, which brought to a close one of the most disruptive labor disputes to hit a top-four U.S. airline in more than a decade, came a day after rival U.S. carrier American Airlines Group Inc said it was filing a labor-related lawsuit against its...
Tags: News, Southwest Airlines, Southwest, Southwest Airlines Co, American Airlines Group Inc

Hawaii vacation news & deals: May 21, 2019

* If you’re going to Oahu this weekend, check out our Memorial Day Weekend Guide for Oahu. ( = || []).push({}); * Southwest Airlines announced they’ll be adding inter-island flights to Hilo, but haven’t indicated the exact date service will begin. We’re also still waiting to find out when Southwest will add service to Kauai, which is also in the works. We’ve been seeing roundtrip, inter-island flights for under $100 on Southwest’s lowest fare, which...
Tags: Travel, US, United States, Hawaii, District Of Columbia, Southwest Airlines, Lanai, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Southwest, Oahu, Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas, Hilo, Mokulele Airlines, Sheraton Maui

Is a Southwest card the best option for airline miles?

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. This reader question showed up in my inbox today so I thought I’d give it a quick answer. I thought I remembered reading about you having a Southwest Airlines credit card.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: Frugality, Southwest Airlines, Southwest

Rent skyrockets in March — especially in the Southwest

Nationwide, rental rates continue to rise, particularly in the Southwest, according to the latest data from CoreLogic, released Tuesday.
Tags: Analysis, Radio, Predictive Analytics, Southwest, CoreLogic, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Molly Boesel

As border detention fills up, asylum seekers are being dropped off in Inland Empire

A man and his teenage son, both from Guatemala, were taken by federal officials from the U.S. border to a Greyhound bus station in San Bernardino last week, part of what many view as a new federal response to a flood of asylum seekers hoping to get into the United States. About 15 minutes after the man and his son and more than 20 other migrants were left at the station, they were picked up again, this time by immigration advocates from the San Bernardino area. After that, they were taken to a n...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, United States, Arkansas, Catholic Church, Coachella, Honduras, Houston, Customs, Guatemala, Riverside County, Border Patrol, Central America, Southern California, Ontario, Southwest

Gardening: There so much to see at Corona del Mar’s Sherman Gardens

Visiting Sherman Gardens in Corona del Mar is like spending time in a great museum. After an hour or so, you reach a saturation point and sigh, “There are just too many treasures to absorb in a single visit. I’ll just have to come back again to fully appreciate everything that’s here.” Nestled at the end of a row of shops, you could spend a significant portion of time examining planters in the surrounding streets and in the parking lot, replete with exotic botanical fare, before you enter the ga...
Tags: Gardening, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Middle East, Pacific Coast Highway, Mediterranean, Southwest, Andes Mountains, Tim, Corona, Feverfew, Cy, Kurapia, Top Stories OCR

3 Links I Love: WestJet Gets Bought, The Great Airline War, The Long Way Home

This week’s featured link: Onex shakes up Canada’s airline industry with all-cash deal to buy WestJet – The Globe and MailWestJet is going private again, and this time it’s by a company that has tried to get into the airline industry before. There’s an awfully hefty premium being paid for the airline, so that means Onex must have a plan beyond just “business as usual.” I look forward to hearing what that will be. Image/Video of the Week: The TWA Hotel is now open, and it is not o...
Tags: Travel, Texas, US, Canada, Pearl Harbor, Links I Love, Southwest, Westjet, Pan Am, Onex, TWA Hotel, WestJet The Globe, JFK Two, Texas International Braniff

Weekly Roundup, Friday 17 May 2019

The ancient town of St Malo on the Brittany coast, where we’ll now be spending the first half of our French “land cruise” this September. Good morningAs you can see in the image immediately above, I’ve made some exciting changes to our French tour this September.  Several readers had suggested that instead of an entire week in one place, we consider splitting the tour into half a week in each of two places.  While I love the idea of long one-week stays, I’m not totally tone-deaf to what you tell...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Usa, UK, England, London, California, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Trains, Miscellaneous, US, Sacramento, Newsletter

Boeing made mistakes on 737 MAX says Southwest CEO, hopeful planes return in U.S. summer

Boeing Co made mistakes with its 737 MAX planes that need to be addressed, Southwest Airlines Co Chief Executive Officer Gary Kelly told shareholders on Wednesday, but he said he is still hopeful that the jets grounded after two crashes will return to service in the U.S. summer.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Boeing, Southwest, Southwest Airlines Co, Boeing Co, Gary Kelly

Disabled man rebukes Southwest Airlines for failing to accommodate his medical device

A severely disabled man said that U.S. airlines do not provide appropriate lifts, so he brings his own, but Southwest still wouldn't let him fly.
Tags: News, Southwest Airlines, Southwest

UPDATE 1-Southwest CEO says Boeing made mistakes but he is hopeful 737 MAX will fly this summer

Boeing Co made mistakes that need to be addressed, Southwest Airlines Co Chief Executive Officer Gary Kelly told shareholders on Wednesday, but he added he is still hopeful the grounded 737 MAX jets will return to service this summer. Southwest, the world's largest MAX operator, has canceled 160 daily flights through Aug. 5 as its 34 MAX jets remain parked at a facility in a California desert, hitting revenue and costs and forcing the airline to put growth plans on hold.
Tags: News, California, Boeing, Southwest, Southwest Airlines Co, Boeing Co, Gary Kelly, Southwest the world

Southwest Flight Delayed Over a Vodka Joke

Southwest Airlines flight WN478 from Sacramento to Los Angeles last Wednesday was in the midst of a three and a half hour delay. First a maintenance light forced the aircraft to return to the gate, and later the airline determined they needed to refuel the aircraft. Flight attendants passed out water to passengers. A passenger "said something [like], 'They should be passing out vodka because we’ve been waiting so long.'" And that led to an even further delay. Continue reading Southwest Flight...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Southwest Airlines, Southwest

Q&A With Hip Hop Collective Gladiator Pen

We notice your guy’s style is really Boom-Bap driven and focus on lyricism, let us know how your style if different than all the rap artists out there! Yo guys are really original!!!! I feel like we are unique because we have a wide range of MCs, from conscious to raw to lyrically brutal. Nobody wrote their Gladiator Pen verses to pay the bills or “make it”. We did it for the love of giving back through making music. We all are artists who stand alone, or in talented groups, but we take time aw...
Tags: New Jersey, Army, Jazz, Southwest, Phoenix, Valley, Flagstaff, Meghan, BAP, Q&A Interviews, Gladiator Pen, Southwest Human Development How, New Mexico Oregon, Rebecca DJ Blesd, AOTA, Invisibles TSOI Fated RoHm Wizdom

Rails delivered for Southwest light-rail line

The track was delivered to St. Louis Park near the planned Beltline Boulevard station.
Tags: Southwest, St Louis Park, Beltline Boulevard

Hiking Carrauntoohil: Ireland’s Highest Mountain

Hiking Carrauntoohil Mountain via the Coomloughra Horseshoe Kerry, Ireland While traveling through County Kerry I decided to climb 4 of Ireland’s biggest mountains in a single day, including Carrauntoohil, the highest one in the country. Here’s how! If you’re looking for a challenging (and free) outdoor activity to do while traveling in Ireland, I highly recommend hiking to the top of Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest mountain at 1038 meters (3,407 ft). Carrauntoohil (Corrán Tuathail in Iris...
Tags: Hiking, Ireland, Catholic Church, Alps, Dublin, Kerry, Adventure Travel, Devil, Southwest, Cronin, Killarney, O'Shea, Killarney National Park, Caher, Beenkeragh, Carrauntoohil

Lil Peep Documentary ‘Everybody’s Everything’ Bought by Gunpowder & Sky

Gunpowder & Sky has acquired worldwide rights to the Lil Peep music documentary “Everybody’s Everything.” The film, directed by Sebastian Jones and Ramez Silyan, premiered at South by Southwest in March. Gunpowder & Sky will release the film later this year, and kick off foreign sales at the Cannes market next week. The film festival […]
Tags: News, Festivals, Cannes, Southwest, Gunpowder & Sky, Lil Peep, Sebastian Jones, Everybody's Everything, Ramez Silyan

The Incredible, Edible, and Yes, Microwavable Egg

You might tend to scoff at microwaved meals. Always better to prepare with “real” heat versus that artificial variety, right? In most cases, I’m totally with ya. There’s just no getting around the fact that microwaving foods messes with flavor and texture in unpleasant ways. But one magical foodstuff seems to be fairly immune to the evils of radiation: the incredible, edible egg.  Rather surprisingly, you can microwave raw eggs in a mug and get a delicious, fluffy end product that — Scout’s hon...
Tags: Life, Travel & leisure, Food & Drink, Recipes, Denver, Southwest

Travel News: May 9, 2019

Jamaica Tourist Board Responds to State of Emergency Ongoing in Western Jamaica Travel Pulse The U.S. Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica recently declared a State of Public Emergency for the parishes of Westmoreland, Hanover and St. James, “based on escalating criminal activity and threats to public safety and the rule of law,” according to the Embassy’s website. “Expect to encounter increased police and military presence, checkpoints, and searches of persons and vehicles within the borders of the We...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Boston, Disney, Hawaii, Iger, St James, Embassy, Southwest, News And Deals, KINGSTON Jamaica, U S Embassy, WTOP, Bob Iger, West Coast Hawaii, Disney CEO

Wine surprises from the Southwest desert

Think New Mexico, Arizona and Baja California for good wines.
Tags: Southwest, Baja California, New Mexico Arizona

How to do the El Paso Mission Trail

Covering a nine-mile stretch of faith along the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, twisting through south Texas outside of El Paso, is the “Royal Road of the Interior.” This is the oldest — and once the longest — road in North America, running from Mexico City to Santa Fe. It contains three historic churches, which uniquely blend Mexican, Spanish, and Native American culture into centuries of spiritual and historic traditions along the Rio Grande River. The stretch is known as the El Paso Miss...
Tags: Travel, England, Texas, Mexico, Spain, United States, Mexico City, New Mexico, North America, Santa Fe, All, Southwest, Billy, El Paso, Sofia, Rio Grande River

BGL recaps TAS Environmental Services

Blue Point Capital Partners has recapitalized Fort Worth, Texas-based TAS Environmental Services LP, a provider of environmental and industrial services. No financial terms were disclosed. Brown Gibbons Lang & Company was financial adviser to TAS on the deal. TAS Environmental Services LP is a portfolio company of TEAM Partners LLC. PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO and CLEVELAND, May 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL) is pleased to announce the recapitalization of TAS Environmental S...
Tags: Trends, Chicago, Arkansas, San Diego, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Southwest, Midwest, Fort Worth Texas, TAS, Chicago Cleveland, Texas Louisiana, PE Deals, Blue Point Capital Partners, BGL, Brown Gibbons Lang Company

What Do Airline Two Letter Codes Stand For?

I recently shared the strange story of how Baltimore's Friendship Airport ("BAL") became BWI even though that code was already taken by Bewani, Papua New Guinea. A lot of aviation codes have unique histories. Southwest Airlines couldn't have SW -- that belonged to Seaborn World at the time (it's now Air Namibia). So they took WN which approximates Western and ultimately works nicely because it can be said to stand for We're Nuts! Although sadly Southwest no longer serves peanuts. Continue rea...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Baltimore, Southwest Airlines, Namibia, Southwest, BWI, Bewani Papua New Guinea, Seaborn World

Limited Time Offer: Earn 60,000 Southwest Points On 4 Southwest Cards; How To Earn A Companion Pass Valid Through 12/31/2020!

Limited time card signup bonuses For a limited time, you can earn a higher signup bonus on Southwest cards. Note that you can only have one open Southwest consumer card at a time, though you can have more than one business card open at a time. The Chase Southwest Business Premier card has a signup bonus of 60K […]
Tags: Deals, Credit Cards, Southwest, Miles & Points, Southwest Cards, Chase Southwest Business Premier

Does Southwest Give Lower Boarding Priority to Customers They Know Will Pay Up?

Southwest Airlines doesn’t pre-assign seats. Instead it’s “first come, first served” so how early you board the aircraft determines what’s available for you to pick from. A reader who found themselves with boarding order C11 asked how this is possible — and wondered if they stumbled onto Southwest giving this to them because they're likely to ‘buy up’ at the gate to A1 – 15 boarding. Continue reading Does Southwest Give Lower Boarding Priority to Customers They Know Will Pay Up?...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Southwest Airlines, Southwest

Grounded Max jets could contribute to higher summer airfares

By David Koenig, The Associated Press The grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets likely means that fare increases this summer will be larger than already expected and airlines will struggle to handle disruptions such as storms that shut down hub airports. With Max jets grounded after two deadly accidents, U.S. airlines will operate about 200 fewer daily flights than planned through the heart of the peak summer season. That’s around 35,000 seats lost every day. Travel-data firm Hopper said this week th...
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Improved 60,000 Point Southwest Credit Card Bonuses (Good For Companion Pass)

Multiple offer bumps to 60k. Southwest Airlines offers a unique feature called the Companion Pass, which lets you pick one person to fly with free when you book either paid or award flights. If you either fly 100 qualifying one-way flights or earn 110,000 qualifying points in a calendar year, and you’ll earn the Companion Pass for the remainder of that year plus the following full calendar year. For example, if you earned it in May 2019, you would have the benefit for the rest of 2019 and all...
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Cimbria Capital taps Seline as senior adviser

Cimbria Capital has named Richard Seline as a senior adviser. Currently, he is a managing partner at Resiliency Capital Partners and is the executive director and senior adviser for AccelerateH2O. Seline has also held senior executive roles at the White House, the U.S. Commerce Department and the State of Texas. PRESS RELEASE HOUSTON, May 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Cimbria Capital announced today the appointment of Richard Seline as Senior Advisor. Mr. Seline joins Cimbria Capital with the purpose o...
Tags: Europe, White House, Trends, People, Houston, North America, Richard, Southwest, Houston Texas, Milwaukee Wisconsin, U S Commerce Department, Cimbria, Cimbria Capital, Brian V Iversen, Quinn Looper, Seline

Say Aloha To Southwest's Lucrative New Credit Card Welcome Offers

Southwest’s Rapid Rewards credit cards aren’t necessarily the most rewarding airline credit cards out there for your day-to-day spend, but their lucrative welcome offers, anniversary points bonuses, and relatively low annual fees make them a great addition to any wallet, especially in the wake of the airline’s recent…Read more...
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Voices in AI – Episode 86: A Conversation with Amir Husain

[voices_in_ai_byline] About this Episode Episode 86 of Voices in AI features Byron speaking with fellow author Amir Husain about the nature of Artificial Intelligence and Amir’s book The Sentient Machine. Listen to this one-hour episode or read the full transcript at Transcript Excerpt Byron Reese: This is Voices in AI brought to you by GigaOm, and I’m Byron Reese. Today my guest is Amir Husain. He is the founder and CEO of SparkCognition Inc., and he’s the author of Th...
Tags: Blog, Seo, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Ethics, Machine Learning, Ai, Byron, Southwest, Amir, Marvin Minsky, Society of Mind, UT Austin, Byron Reese, SparkCognition Inc, General AI

A $37 Million Temporary Fix: U.S. Builds 2 New Migrant Detention Centers

Satellite images and government documents provide a first glimpse into new tent facilities at the Southwest border. They are the Trump administration’s latest efforts to deal with the increasing number of families and unaccompanied minors from Central America.
Tags: Texas, News, Southwest, Trump, United States Politics and Government, Immigration and Emigration, Immigration Detention, New Migrant Detention Centers